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Copa Libertadores returns but not all clubs are happy

Sep 14 2020

South American football's premier club competition kicks off this week after a six-month hiatus caused by the new coronavirus pandemic but the restart has caused complaints and consternation in a region where the sport is not yet fully up and running.

Coach Jorge Jesus leaves Flamengo to return to Benfica

Jul 17 2020

Coach Jorge Jesus is leaving Brazilian champions Flamengo to return to his native Portugal for a second spell in charge of Benfica.

UPDATE 1-Soccer-Coach Jorge Jesus leaves Flamengo to return to Benfica

Jul 17 2020

July 17 Coach Jorge Jesus is leaving Brazilian champions Flamengo to return to his native Portugal for a second spell in charge of Benfica.

On this day: Born May 17, 1956: Sugar Ray Leonard, American boxer

May 16 2020

Boxers are often remembered for epic one-off fights or career-defining rivalries but few faced as many truly brilliant rivals as Sugar Ray Leonard or beat them with enough regularity to be considered peerless in a time of greats.

Lockdown spurs 11-year-old Brazilian to shatter skating record

May 10 2020

The closure of schools in Brazil due to the coronavirus pandemic gave 11-year-old prodigy Gui Khury plenty of time to perfect his skateboarding skills as he became the first person to land a 1080-degree turn on a vertical ramp.

Boxing: Sugar Ray Leonard survives lockdown with remote AA meetings

May 07 2020

Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was used to spending months in isolation preparing for fights but the retired world champion has said one of the ways he stays sane through the coronavirus lockdown is by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings online.

Boxing-Sugar Ray Leonard survives lockdown with remote AA meetings

May 07 2020

May 7 Boxer Sugar Ray Leonard was used to spending months in isolation preparing for fights but the retired world champion has said one of the ways he stays sane through the coronavirus lockdown is by attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings online.

Ex-Italians join Brazilians rivals to combat coronavirus

Apr 17 2020

They were rivals on the field in one of the greatest World Cup matches of all time but the former stars of Brazil and Italy have come together off it to help the South American nation fight the new coronavirus.

Soccer-Ex-Italians join Brazilians rivals to combat coronavirus

Apr 17 2020

April 17 They were rivals on the field in one of the greatest World Cup matches of all time but the former stars of Brazil and Italy have come together off it to help the South American nation fight the new coronavirus.

Athletes step up to help fight coronavirus in Brazil

Apr 07 2020

As infections of the novel coronavirus rise steadily in Brazil and threaten to cause chaos in its densely populated favelas, some of the country's leading athletes are stepping up to help the most vulnerable communities.

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